Ipomoea

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Umbrian

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Re: Ipomoea
« Reply #30 on: October 24, 2018, 06:28:53 AM »
Hadn't thought of that comparison Hilary but you are right and this plant did a good job of winding itself around the Salvia rather than just climbing as they do when planted against trellis or sticks. It is also a prolific flowerer which adds to the effect.
MGS member living and gardening in Umbria, Italy for past 19 years. Recently moved from my original house and now planning and planting a new small garden.

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« Reply #31 on: December 11, 2018, 03:11:18 AM »
On a different note but still relating to Ipomea, I noticed that the seed heads of Ipomea "Star of Yalta" (thanks for the seeds Charithea :-)) have a distinct and very rigid bend in the stems making them point to the ground. Very convenient for the seed but, given the size and weight of each seed, I wouldn't have thought this would be of any advantage to the plant as the seed would fall immediately to the ground anyway.
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0°C. Summer temperatures up to 40°C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.

Hilary

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« Reply #32 on: February 06, 2020, 08:45:00 AM »
Ipomoea, Star of Yalta

The seeds for this climber were sown in the autumn of 2018 and by April; 2019 they were producing the dark purple flower. May found the Star of Yalta climbing up a string to; hopefully, intertwine with a deep pink Bougainvillea. All was lost when our two Bougainvillea plants, the Ipomoea and the neighbour's two Bougainvillea plants came down with some horrible disease and all were chopped down and disposed of.
It seems to have done all the Bougainvillea plants good as they started sprouting new clean branches immediately.

Ipomoea ‘Yalta’ is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 33, July 2003 in A GARDEN IN NORTH DEVON by Polly Morris

The seeds I obtained were from THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY seed exchange.
Members of the society are entitled to 10 free packets of seeds a year
To read about this programme look here
http://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/seedlist.html
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

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Charithea

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« Reply #33 on: February 06, 2020, 06:16:35 PM »
Hilary, the Star of Yialta has such lovely Blue colour.  They seem to grow anywhere the seed falls. We had one flowering just before the heavy rains in December. They are some growing next to the jasmine, another under the Avocado tree and a few in the front garden among the Nigellas.  Try getting some seeds and regrow them.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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« Reply #34 on: February 07, 2020, 08:12:46 AM »
I have planted seeds for Ipomoea Royal Ensign. The first tiny leaves are showing
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care